Wednesday, 18 December 2013

DeMabs Boutique

Beautiful throw pillows and cases on sale now
These cushions make a whole lot of difference in our homes!  From the sofa to the bedroom, give your home a new look on a tiny budget!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Wednesday, 22 May 2013

DISTRICT 102 PTO - 2013 STUDENT AWARDS- Our own 'son' and nephew on the spotlight! Time to celebrate with Ndallah!

NB: This article was originally published here:


"Welcome to tonight’s award presentation. The students that are here
with us have earned recognition from the PTO and their teachers for
their hard work in District 102.

Each year, two students, one boy and one girl, are selected by the 8th
grade teachers for their commitment to service, community
involvement and leadership. Often times, these are students who do
well academically, as well as help out with school, community or PTO
Ndallah N. Njongmeta 
"The next award is the Douglas Parks award. This award is presented each year to one outstanding 8th grade student who the teachers feel exemplify our Universal Values of Integrity. They are: Loyalty, Pursuit of Excellence, Citizenship, Caring, Respect, Trustworthiness, Fairness,

Honesty and Accountability. Dr. Parks hoped that the students of District 102 would consistently model these values. The recipient of the Douglas Parks award receives a $100. We are honored to announce Ndallah Njongmeta as this year’s recipient.

He is a diligent, responsible student who always has a smile on his face and is very considerate of others. Teachers state that Ndallah is a class leader who works well with others and takes initiative in class, demonstrating a level of maturity and integrity that should be commended. One of the most polite students in his class, Ndallah treats students and staff with the utmost respect. This year, Ndallah participated as a member of the band, chorus, and Aptakisic Business
Corporation. As a member the track and cross-country teams, it was
common to see and hear Ndallah offering encouragement to his
teammates, and providing assistance to struggling runners. AJHS is
fortunate to have such an outstanding student who models our District
102 Universal Values of Integrity in such caring, conscientious ways!
Congratulations to Ndallah for receiving this award!"............

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Ndallah Ntunibu Njongmeta is my elder sister's( Nenge Lynda Azefor Njongmeta) first son, named after our late father ! I am sooo proud of you and may you continue to shine! From aunty Mabi!

The Njongmetas -Ndallah, Lynda, Leo, Moema

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Happy mother's day cards from my kids!

Words can't express how I felt receiving these nicely worded cards and love from my children!
Thank you Ngwi.
Thank you Georgie Jnr.
Thanks hubby for your love.
Thank above all, the Lord for the gift of motherhood.

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Adieu Moise Bangteke of CRTV, FM 105 Swelaba!

By Mabi Azefor Fominyen

Moise Bangteke and Mabi  -CRTV  Littoral 2005.
This picture was taken at CRTV Littoral on March 8, 2005, during the Women's Day celebration, with Moise  Bangteke and I acting as MCs ( Impresarios). I still remember him jokingly saying to me " Attend je vais prendre une photo avec ma petite soeur, avec mes lunette noire .....!" Excuse my french!

According to his colleagues whom I joined on phone, Moise died yesterday( May 10, 2013),as he was being taken to the hospital, after collapsing during on a morning routine  walking exercise. Sad!

He had been on air the previous day and was expected to present his regular radio show from 10;am to 12noon, on Friday at FM 105 Douala, when news of his sudden death broke.

He was full of positive energy, life and vigour. Great qualities he wanted the younger generation of radio broadcasters to develop as they embarked on the FM radio entertainment business.

He was an exemplary and a devoted broadcaster, with an incredible youthful spirit that came across whenever he was on air!

You will be missed by many.
RIP Moise!

Friday, 22 March 2013

Career Talk At Galaxy International School Uganda!

By Mabi Azefor Fominyen

 GISU senior students listening attentively to my presentation
On the invitation of the authorities and management of Galaxy International School in Uganda (GISU), I have just had a career talk, with the senior students of the school. Some teachers also attended the session.

I focused on "Becoming a professional in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication".

In my presentation, I explained what journalism and Mass Communication is all about, outlined key areas  and arms of the profession such as broadcast Journalism, print, photo journalism, public Relations, Advertising and Marketing, Mass Communication research, Publishing, multimedia journalism and much more. It was also the forum to advice the students on what educational path to follow that would enable them effectively practice Journalism and Mass Communication especially in a context where advancement in technology has greatly reshaped the practice. I equally highlighted the career opportunities/prospects, the benefits and challenges of the profession, the qualities, qualifications and skills that contribute to making a good journalist and a professional in the field of Journalism and Mass Communication.

 In the course of preparing for this career talk during my presentation, I was able to tap from my wealth of experience gained from the close to 17 years of working in different arms of the profession and to share with the students in a bid to teach, motivate and inspire them.

I would like to describe the interaction with the students and the entire session as an engaging and enriching experience and a welcome to Uganda.( A bit like what I experienced in 2005 when I was invited to talk to the students of the department of journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Buea, Cameroon).

I have just been reading through the feedback sheets and comments written by the students at the end of the encounter and I am tempted to refer to the feedback as warm and impressive! Not to quote the word EXCELLENT: was used by the bulk of the students at GISU.

To quote one of these students (who is 17 years old) ".... EXCELLENT", Our Journalist-teacher is very clever , she gives us very good points about Journalism and Mass Communication".

Others wrote " it was good sharing your knowledge and experience" . " I enjoyed it". "I would like you to always inspire me.......". " It was educative , interesting and enjoyable" . "She is very interesting and I would like her to talk about other careers like Engineering, if she can".

Asked what impressed them most? Here is what some students wrote " The experience of a journalist". "The love the presenter has for the field, she is fast and delivers the information fully and she answered our questions adequately". "How fun it is to be a journalist" ." the way she talks, she has been to my country Sierra Leone to work, also she knows how to speak my local language and my local food ""....the french quotations  and the local food mentioned, Garri and Okra ".. "What really impressed me was how Mrs Mabi talked about  her job and she talked with love for her job." ..
Some of these students also wrote " I would like to a become journalist too, a TV presenter, a space journalist,  become famous, meet many people, ........". Others would like to "become doctors........"

I  am humbled by these comments and feedback!

This  has been an occasion to share some great career moments and challenges, revisit some of the tapes, many interviews and programmes I have produced and presented, reread some of the newspaper articles,  listen to some radio adverts where I featured, listen to previous interviews among other things. More so it has been another moment to, stop and to think of how blessed I have been to have known and worked with  as well as have interviewed; hundreds of people in my career even as I moved from one place/job to another. I also thought of the hundreds of media coverage,  the stories written, reported and presented plus numerous programmes I have produced or presented ( be it in Cameroon, Senegal, Sierra Leone ) as well as other  experiences since the start of my career up until last week when I wrote and sent in a health feature on a live radio broadcast in Cameroon.

For this reason I lift up your name LORD and say THANK YOU; Just as you  have done for me, may You do same for others. May You also give me the strength to continue to share the knowledge, experience and expertise with others wherever I go!Lord also reward and bless all those who have inspired and supported me on my career's journey!

Friday, 8 February 2013

In Uganda: New year, New location!

I have only been in Kampala, Uganda for a couple of days now and  for some reason it reminds me so much of home:Cameroon!

The weather, the fresh air and breathe-taking-nature, beautiful hills and valleys: just awesome! The foodstuff(plantains, bananas, cocoyams,  etc), fruits and vegetables all sold at the markets and along the streets, are very fresh and  quite affordable. The warm and welcoming people, to name but these .....!

Perhaps it will take a little while to understand that unlike home vehicle owners here all drive on the right-hand side .

I also couldn't help noticing the white uniforms worn by policemen and policewomen !

Of course the ' boda bodas' (commercial motorbikes), are present and serve as a good means of transportation for many:  just like back in Cameroon(where they are known as bend-skin) and in Senegal where I have lived for over 4 years !

 It might be too soon to say so but I seem to like Uganda!

Saturday, 5 January 2013

wishing you all a fantastic 2013!

Happy new year to you all .May 2013 come with abundant blessings , happiness , success , peace , love and lots of good tidings !